Southampton Book Bag
It is hard to believe that this wonderfully-textured bag started life as a craft-store linen tote! However, that is where the pattern starts: with a plain canvas bag and a packet of dye. The final result is a sophisticated bag that is the perfect size to carry your grocery purchases or your latest finds at the bookstore.
The outside of the Southampton Book Bag features a classic basketweave pattern worked in a single strong colour while the liner is dyed in a bright contrasting shade. Long handles in a matching colour are added so the bag can be easily carried on your shoulder. On the inside there is a key tag with a carabiner loop to enable you to locate your keys or other essentials when you arrive home.
Pattern information: The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2015